Scandinavian

noun

Scan·​di·​na·​vian ˌskan-də-ˈnā-vē-ən How to pronounce Scandinavian (audio)
-vyən
1
: the North Germanic languages
2
a
: a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia
b
: a person of Scandinavian descent
Scandinavian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scandinavian was in 1766

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Cite this Entry

“Scandinavian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scandinavian. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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